January Word of the Month – Goals

January Word of the Month – Goals
01 Jan 2019

“DEFINITENESS OF PURPOSE IS THE STARTING POINT TO ALL ACHIEVEMENT.”– CLEMENT STONE –

WHAT ARE GOALS?

Goals are specific things that you want to accomplish. Many people use January to make New Year’s RESOLUTIONS: goals they want to achieve by the end of the year. However, you can set goals for yourself any time!

Ask Your Students:

1. What are some goals you’ve set for yourself?

2. How do you work towards them?

3. Why do you think it’s important to have goals?

4. How do you feel when you ACHIEVE a goal?

“NEVER INTERRUPT SOMEONE DOING SOMETHING YOU SAID COULDN’T BE DONE.” – AMELIA EARHART –

DON’T BE AFRAID TO SET BIG GOALS!

Sometimes, the goals we set for ourselves can seem very difficult or even impossible. There may be people who tell you that your goals are too big. However, true friends will ENCOURAGEyou to reach any goal – and you should do the same for them!

Ask Your Students:

1. What are some big goals you have set for yourself in the past?

2. Who helped you accomplish them?

3. Do your friends or family members have any goals?

4. How can you help them?

“THE GREATEST WEARINESS COMES FROM WORK NOT DONE.” – ERIC HOFFER –

YOU’LL NEVER REACH YOUR GOALS IF YOU GIVE UP!

Accomplishing a goal takes a lot of work! Sometimes we get tired and give up before we reach the goal. When that happens, we feel bad. But the good news is, it’s never too late to start working towards those goals again.

Ask Your Students:

1. What are some of the hardest goals you have achieved?

2. Did you ever think about stopping?

3. How do you keep yourself motivated when working towards a goal?

4. What is better: working towards a goal slowly, or giving up?

VISION WITHOUT EXECUTION IS JUST A HALLUCINATION.” – ALBERT EINSTEIN –

MAKE A PLAN FOR SUCCESS!

It’s not enough to just have a goal. We need to make a plan for how we’re going to achieve that goal. A plan can be made of multiple, smaller goals that help you reach the large one. For example, if your big goal is to get an A on a test in school, your small goals could be to study for fifteen minutes each night.

Ask Your Students:

1. Why do you think it is important to have a plan?

2. What is a large goal you have right now?

3. How can you break that goal down into smaller goals?

4. Do you think these small goals are just as important as the big one?

Dear parents and/or guardians…

IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE SET GOALS FOR OURSELVES! GOALS GIVE US A PATH TO FOLLOW TO SUCCESS, AND ACCOMPLISHING A GOAL ALLOWS US TO FEEL GOOD ABOUT OURSELVES. WRITING DOWN YOUR GOALS CAN HELP YOU PLAN!

GOALS

This month we’re discussing the importance of having goals. The martial arts provide a wonderful environment to learn about this subject, as students are encouraged to set goals for their progress in training, whether that’s learning a new move or earning the next belt. We want to take it a step further and inspire students to set ambitious goals for themselves outside of class, too.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

• Encourage your child to talk to you their goals. Share your goals with them, and how you’re working towards accomplishing them.

• When your child accomplishes one of their goals, tell them, “That’s wonderful! I knew you could do it!” Knowing that you believed in them will encourage your child and help them reach for even higher goals.

• If they fail to meet a goal (for example, they lost a school spelling bee when their goal was to win), let them know that one failure is not the end! Remind them that the worst thing that can happen to a goal is giving it up without trying.

• Make sure your child knows the importance of both long and short-term goals: what they want to accomplish one week from now, one month from now, or even one year from now!


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